John Muir


Mary and Anna [Annie L. Muir]


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[2]But the sun rose some times and set some times and things are changed and I say Pr du Chien N[illegible] My Dear Mary and Anna My Dear twin sisters goodbye your very affectionate brother JohnDid I ever write Da[illegible] Mary and Anna, before I guess not but you were dear before you k[illegible] although Mary I used to [scold?] you and you used to [scold?] me and exhort me to be a better brother, than I would say "Mary I'll make you a pulpit" This was all bad and Mary I don't think I will scold you so any more and you dear Anna you scolded too but you did not exhort so much and I[3]used to scold you more and exhort you more but I dont think I'll scold you any more I suppose you want me to tell you about things now Well I got into the car and away away away I went and and you did not kiss me first but the car bu[illegible] and away away away I went over hills over hills over hollows over hollows and marshes and [illegible] creeks and bridges and rivers and they all whirled and I came to Madison and then I got to Pr'du Chien and this is Tuesday evening I am learning to make machines. When I came here first there was two girls worked in the kitchen and what do you guess was there names just Mary and Anna


[Prairie du Chien]

Date Original

[1860 Nov ?]

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Reel 01, Image 0111

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Page 2


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